Pernille (518) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
According to the label, this beer beat 186 other beers for the title "Champion Bottled ale 2004". Well, it IS very nice. Close to excellent, but I wouldn’t call it a champion though. It lacks a bit more aroma and palate in my opinion. It is, however an ale with a very promising aroma, a nice, small head and a bitter, rounded flavor.
DocLock (7481) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours gold with minimal white head. Aroma of pale malt, big hops, some citrus and female taint. Tastes malty, hoppy, with some apricot, coriander, and lemongrass elements at the finish. Smooth, crisp finish. The mouthfeel is medium. Not as bitter as a woman who finds her husband getting a happy ending from a Japanese masseuse or as twisted as a woman who is into golden showers, but damned close.
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - APR 29, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poura blonde with little head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is malt with a hint of citrus. I get mostly malt flavor upfront a touch of pine and grapefruit and more citrus lemony bitter flavor at the end that I like. It is quite carbonated in the mouth and almost has an acidic dry feel to it on the palate. A very drinkable ale and a great session beer and definitely something different.
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 17, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This has a lemony, spicey nose with a light, pleasant maltiness; lightly carbonated, nominal head; quick, pointy bitterness, a little musty and malty over some tart citrus hopping; I think this would be pretty good fresh...otherwise, not so much
pilsnerrogge (2412) - Finspång, SWEDEN - APR 16, 2005
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Golden colour, not much head. Light citrusy aroma. A very hoppy beer with some cookie-like maltiness in the background. A good session beer.
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - MAR 17, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good beer from beginning to end.aromas of light fruit.Tatses are refreshing but yet a litle spicy.Finish had been slightly bitter.
Boystout (1000) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - MAR 17, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Yellow golden colored, heady, spicy and lemony. Sweet and bitter, rocky and twisted.
maeib (8391) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2011 Bottled. An orange-gold coloured beer with no head. The aroma is sweet and flowery hoppy with notes of oranges and lemons. There are elderflower tastes in the flavour with more hoppiness and satsumas. It has a nice gloopy APA feel to its body. A very pleasant easy drinking beer from the bottle. It’s been years since I had this on cask (pre CBOB) but i do recall enjoying it. Score 3.4
Subsequent ratings scored 3.4 and 2.7. Average becomes 3.2
oh6gdx (20004) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 12, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Golden colour with small white bubbly head. Hoppy and flowery nose with weak hints of malt. Flavour is bitterish but a bit weak to what I waited it would be. Some notes of citrus can also be found. Mouthdrying beer, but it lacks aftertaste almost completely. Nice palate.
Reid (1803) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - MAR 4, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slightly darker golden ale with a frothy white head.
WOW ,after a week of mainlly Scottish malty ales, the hoppy aroma is VERY evident,refreshing, piney in aspect.
Very nice ,flavouful, piney/grapefruit flavours are very up front and the malts take a definate back seat in this beer.Almost like an American Pale Ale.
A very drinkable beer..most refreshing after all the malty beers.